The Chicago White Sox have been having an awesome offseason and adding one more great hitter would really put the cherry on top.
The Chicago White Sox are having an outstanding offseason. They have done exactly what they said they were going to do so far. They have added some help to their starting lineup and pitching rotation. It would go a long way if they added just one or two more hitters for some depth. There are still some viable options out there for the taking. If they added Edwin Encarnacion to the mix for 2020 that could add some extra pop to their lineup.
Encarnacion will be 37 years old by the time Spring Training rolls around so he is not a long term solution to anything anymore but he can still be a really good player for any Major League team. He has played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, and New York Yankees during his Major League career. He would bring some great experience to this young White Sox team for sure.
He has hit 20 or more home runs in 10 out of his 15 MLB seasons. He is also on a streak of eight years where he has hit at least 30 home runs. He still has a lot of pop left in his bat which could be a really smart addition to this White Sox lineup. There would be a lot of great contact hitters around him that he could take advantage of with the long ball.
In 2019, he had 34 home runs, 86 RBIs, and 81 runs scored split between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. If he added similar production to this Chicago White Sox lineup in 2020, that would go a long way in this team turning the corner. They want to have their first winning season this year for the first time since 2012. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2008 so adding Encarnacion to help them get back would look really nice. This is something that is rumored to be in consideration by the White Sox front office so hopefully, it gets done because he would be a great fit.